These sweet treats are good — and for a good cause 

By Kennedy Ingram

SAVANNAH — June 24th was National Praline Day and Savannah candy maker River Street Sweets celebrated with free praline samples, as might be expected. 

But this year the observance brought saw an added significance. Ten percent of the proceeds of sales from the weekend were slated to be sent to a child hunger program called Kid’s Café. 

Kids Café is a program sponsored by Feeding America and, according to River Streets’ website, proceeds from last year provided more than 17,000 meals to at-risk children.

Daniel Mon is one of the cooks behind the creamy confections. The 20-year-old lives in Savannah. Though he has worked at River Street Sweets for only a short time, Mon’s candies are praised by his coworkers and customers.

“The best out of the bunch!” said one coworker about Mon’s pralines.